Gino D'Acampo: Burglar to TV chef.
Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys: Editor of Marvel comics -> News editor for Smash Hits -> Famous popstar as lead singer of Pet Shop Boys.
Sophie Dahl: Model -> TV cook.
Richard Osman: Was a TV producer and writer then somehow accidentally got the gig as Alexander Armstrong's co-host on the quiz show Pointless.
Liz Bonnin: Biochemist with a bachelor's degree, Masters in wild animal biology, tracked tigers in Nepal (and still works in big cat conservation programmes) -> Irish girl band -> TV presenter.
Guy Maddin: Bank manager -> house painter -> photo archivist -> acclaimed film director.
Wes Craven -> Teacher -> Film Director.